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  • Writer's pictureSteve Braun

Emotional Scars

I went through a traumatic experience about 25 years ago which left me with a decent sized scar from multiple heart surgeries.

While the physical scar itself was fairly quick to heal, the emotional scars that resulted took much longer.

Like many others, I tried healing my emotional pain with drugs and alcohol. While this may have been a temporary band-aid, the wound never actually healed and only got worse.

The experiences we have create impressions. These impressions leave marks, almost like a scar on our consciousness. The difference between these emotional scars and the physical scars is the emotional wounds can still cause pain.

Physical scars tend to heal with proper medical care, physio and time. They may be sensitive to touch on occasion, but for the most part they are forgotten about when fully healed.

In many cases, our physical scars have contributed to our emotional scars. Remnants of past traumatic events. However, emotional scars tend to last much longer but still require similar types of care, attention and treatment to heal.

Many of us try to hide and cover up our physical scars from the outside world.

How many of us then, are hiding and covering up our emotional scars? When we cover up these emotional wounds by stuffing them deep down inside us, we don’t allow them the chance to breathe and heal from the light and air.

Many continue to carry the bandages around with us wherever we go and in most cases the pain doesn’t get better, it gets worse. This brings up insecurity, shame, guilt and fear.

We are usually quick to take care of our physical scars so that they can heal quickly. I encourage you to give the same consideration to your emotional scars. Remaining in pain isn’t necessary.

Have your scars healed? If you would like help in healing your emotional wounds, let’s connect.

Steve Braun

Call or Text: 778.932.1978

About the Author: Steve currently resides in the sunny Okanagan in British Columbia Canada where he spends his free time camping at remote lakes chasing monster rainbow trout with a flyrod.

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